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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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KDE Plasma gets Google Drive Integration

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KDE Plasma and Google Drive users rejoice - you will soon get Google Drive integration in the KDE desktop, allowing you to browse your files in the Dolphin file manager and Plasma Folder View applets. Elvis Angelaccio announced it today on his blog. Apparently it's pretty much ready to go, though…

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NVIDIA Driver with Improved Optimus Support Lands for Fedora 25+

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For those using an NVIDIA powered machine, especially those running Optimus laptops, a new NVIDIA driver stack has landed in the negativo17.org repo for Fedora 25 (and up) users. In a blog post, user "slaanesh" announced the improvements: "The Nvidia repository now contains all the…

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Solus Project Gets New Website, Migrates to New Development Tracker and More

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The fast moving Solus Project that is making some waves in the Linux distribution world has some new shiny things going on. Joshua Strobl, Solus Project Communications Manager has announced them in the latest This Week In Solus. In the 44th installment of This Week In Solus, Joshua details the…

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GNOME Recipes to Receive Interface Improvements, New Recipes and Cuisines

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A few months back we took a look at the new GNOME Recipes app that's currently in heavy development. Matthias Clasen has announced that along with a growing team of developers, some further improvements are on the way, both in terms of user experience and the selection of recipes and cuisines…

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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux

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In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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GNOME 3.24 'Portland' Released

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A bit over a month following the beta release of GNOME 3.23.91, the GNOME project has now released the latest version of the GNOME desktop, now at version 3.24, codenamed Portland. Some of the new features and fixes include: Calendar: A new week view, plus allowing Drag & Drop events to…

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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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Fedora 26 beta finally rolls out

ZDnet: Red Hat and community developers took their own sweet time

9 Linux network command you should know about!!!

LinuxRoutes: In this article we will be discussing diagnostic Linux network command that you should know.

Linux cksum command explained for beginners (with examples)

HowToForge: In Linux, there's a command line tool that you can use to create/verify checksum.

A user's guide to links in the Linux filesystem

 opensource.com: Learn how to use links, which make tasks easier by providing access to files from multiple locations

8 ways to contribute to open source when you have no time

Find the time in your busy life to give back to the projects you care about.

LibreOffice 6.0 to Automatically Update Itself on GNU/Linux, but There's a Catch

softpedia: The new automatic updater uses delta updates to update the application to the latest version available on LibreOffice's servers.

NMAP OS Detection

Linux.org: Sometimes on a network it is beneficial to know the Operating System (OS) of a machine. Accessing a system is easier when you know the OS because you can specifically search the Internet fo

Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

LinuxGizmos: Thecorpora's Scratch-ready "Q.bo One" robot is based on the Raspberry Pi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition.

Using Kdump for examining Linux Kernel crashes

opensource.com: We dive into the basics of kdump usage and look at the internals of kdump/kexec kernel implementation.

GamingOnLinux Latest Articles

The Culling survival game now works on Linux, sort of

Tags: Steam, Early Access, SurvivalThe Culling [Steam] had been left broken on Linux for quite some time, but as promised the developers have tried…

Valve's Knuckles VR controller looks pretty decent, dev kits going out

Tags: Hardware, Virtual RealityValve have released in public a quick start guide for their new VR Knuckles controllers, they look pretty good. The…

The Steam Summer Sale is now live, lots of goodies

Tags: Steam, Game SaleThat's right, it's the Steam Summer Sale and there's some insane deals going on for Linux games right now. You can expect the…

The Steam Link & Steam Controller are on sale on Amazon & GAME

Tags: Hardware, SteamFor those hardware enthusiasts looking for a cheap purchase, you might want to know that Amazon and GAME have discounted the…

Some thoughts on AereA, the colourful & musical action RPG, a case of how not to make an RPG

Tags: Review, Action, RPG, SteamAereA [Steam, Official Site] is a new musical action RPG that recently released for Linux, the developer kindly…

SAELIG, a strategy, role-playing, simulation, and trading game will come to Linux

Tags: Coming Soon, Indie Game, Simulation, Steam, StrategySAELIG [Steam] is a very interesting looking strategy, role-playing, simulation, and…

Join me at 19:30 UTC tonight for Dawn of War III

Tags: LivestreamUpdate: Sorry all, this is cancelled for tonight! Tonight is another play with the community event, as we take to the battlegrounds…

The latest Kona update might fix a few major Linux issues and crashes

Tags: Adventure, Steam, SurvivalKona [Steam, Official Site, GOG], the environmental survival and adventure game has been updated in the hopes of…

Hyper Knights, the mix of strategy and action now has Multiplayer

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Steam, StrategyI'm a pretty big fan of Hyper Knights [Steam], the simple and fun medieval strategy and action game and now…

Take a look at 'The Assassin' from XCOM 2's War of the Chosen expansion

Tags: Coming Soon, DLC, Teaser, VideoXCOM 2's War of the Chosen expansion certainly sounds interesting and the developers have release an early…

Cryptark, the 2D sci-fi roguelike shooter is now officially out with a sale

Tags: Action, Steam, Indie Game, RoguelikeCryptark [Steam, Official Site], the excellent 2D roguelike shooter has officially launched with a sale and…

Black Mesa 'Xen' update delayed, screenshots looks beautiful

Tags: Action, FPS, SteamBlack Mesa [Steam], the fan-made Half-Life revamp has delayed the 'Xen' update until much later this year. They've shown off…

Planetary Annihilation: TITANS updated and still alive, adds new free commanders and more

Tags: Steam, StrategyPlanetary Annihilation: TITANS [Steam], the game I wish was more popular to be updated and fixed up more often is, surprisingly,…

The developers of Sombrero: Spaghetti Western Mayhem are looking for Linux testers

Tags: Action, Indie Game, SteamSombrero: Spaghetti Western Mayhem [Steam, Official Site], a frantic looking party game for 2-4 players is coming to…

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour released with day-1 Linux support, some quick thoughts

Tags: Action, Steam, ReviewSerious Sam's Bogus Detour [Steam, Official Site] is a new top-down action game from Hammerwatch developer Crackshell. The…